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Old 05 February 2009, 17:30   #11
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We've just bought a Thundercat and despite not having used it yet, I was surprised as to the workmanship.

In a nutshell its very good and easily comparable to a Tornado. Very tough. I'll let you know how we get on with it over the next few months.

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Then they are not "South African built".

I know that an Australian importer of Gemini boats went rogue and started having boats built for them in Asia, and sold them off as 'Gemini' boats (at a much cheaper price of course). From the pictures I saw, they were a horrible looking aberration, and reports from Australia that I've read stated were that the build quality was nowhere close to the original. Gemini has made it very clear that these knock offs were not there own product.

Basically if you want a high end tunnel hull, make sure it was built in SA. If you want something less expensive, the Asian manufacturers can accomodate that.
The boat was designed in SA,but they offered the design documents to Korean and Chinese to produce to save their money.
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The boat was designed in SA,but they offered the design documents to Korean and Chinese to produce to save their money.
As best as I can surmise, that iniative was done by an Australian arm of Gemini, and not directly by Gemini S.A., and that ties with this particular arm have since been severed. I could very well be wrong on this. Perhaps you have some inside information in all of this - do you work within this industry and if so, do you deal directly with Gemini S.A.?

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Did you end up buying it? or finding out anything more about the company?
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